Gordon M. Johnston- Optometrist
FSAO, FSMC, FBCO, DCLP
Born in Aberdeen, Gordon lived in several areas of Britain. After leaving school, his first qualification was as an electronic engineer, and then worked as a BBC TV cameraman.
Gordon qualified as an ophthalmic optician in Glasgow. After practising in the UK for 15 years, where he was President of the Tyneside Branch of the Optometrist and Chairman of the Contact Lens Society, he emigrated with his family to Australia. He has lived in the Melville area for 30 years, and opened an independent optometric practice.
For four years, Gordon was the WA State Chairman for the optometrists, and then WA’s representative on the National Committee of Optometrists.
After decades working at Curtin University, he has now opened his private practice in Applecross. Horrified at some of the spectacle charges, he is dedicated to providing superior optical service. Quality matters, not poor quantity. Feel free to pop in and look at the massive range of 1,200 frames, where dispensing assistant, Siobhán, will be pleased to advise with your selection. Guaranteeing superb value, their frame price includes not only a two-year frame warranty, but also scratch resistant, multi-coated, standard single vision lenses, a cloth and a case. Any hospital or optometrist’s prescription can be dispensed at a sensible price.
Gordon’s speciality are contact lenses for the eyes that are normally too difficult to fit.
All of our examinations are bulk billed, and all major health funds can be directly billed with HICAPS. Parking is convenient, with even a disabled bay at the front door.
Some of you may remember Gordon when, for 14 years, he was a ‘phone-in advisor on the 6PR ‘Nightline’ programme, so feel free to call in if you would like some free advice or simply for a chat.
His main hobby is reviewing plays for the Independent Theatre Association on their website www.ita.org.au and he has been known in the Perth theatre circles for almost 30 years as ‘Gordon the Optom’.